Friday , April 10 2020

PM Khan approves dismissal of SSGC, SNGC managing directors

Islamabad: The Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) recommended the dismissal of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC) Managing Directors (MDs) for their mismanagement during gas crisis.

Inquiry report regarding the gas crisis and experience of the last month was submitted to Prime Minister Imran Khan during the meeting with Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Power Minister Umar Ayub Khan, Minister for Planing and Development Khushro Bakhtiar.

The reports said that MDs of the SSGC Amjad Lateef and SNGC Ameen Rajput are responsible for the crisis and gas halting.

It is told through a sources that notification has been sent to the Ministry of Petroleum for their dismissal and would soon be in effect.

Cabinet committee was informed about the demand and supply of gas and electricity in the country. People from the ministries of petroleum and energy also attended the meeting.

Prime Minister passed order that both national gas supplying companies to fulfill the gas requirement across the country in less than a week.

Relevant authorities were also ordered to improve mutual coordination for the continuous gas supply.

The officials informed meeting attendees that 13% of the gas is being stolen, causing a loss of nearly Rs 50bn in a year.

The forum was briefed that 5,000 illegal gas supply connections were broken who were for drawing gas through illegal gas compressors.

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